Kyle and Mistie Knight use luggage to create a sense of danger during their appearance on FX’s “Wizard Wars.” (Courtesy)

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal LAS VEGAS – The best thing magicians can do for other magicians is surprise them. “When you don’t see it coming, it’s rare,” said Pontotoc native Mistie Williams Knight, a professional magician with her husband and partner, Kyle Knight. The pair recently appeared on FX’s “Wizard Wars,” where they […]

By Lynn Elber AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES – Leonard Nimoy, the actor known and loved by generations of “Star Trek” fans as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died. Nimoy died Friday of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at his Los Angeles home, with family at his side, said his son, […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Winter Jam, the annual Christian music festival that features a diverse lineup, has been postponed due to the winter weather that visited the region this week. The concert, with acts like Skillet, Newsong, For King and Country, and Francesca Battistelli performing, has been rescheduled for March 26 […]

If you’re anything like me, then you probably wash your hair quite often and use shampoo. You’re average height, you’re called Derek, and you have an affinity for movie posters. Well, I have some stories to tell you, Derek. In actuality, that is from a sketch on “A Bit of Fry and Laurie,” but it’s […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal I’m not against all bad movies, and make no mistake: “Hot Tub Time Machine 2” is a bad movie. I knew that going into the theater, mostly because the original “Hot Tub Time Machine” wasn’t that great of a movie. Over the years, people have told me they look […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal FULTON – Head into a world of pure imagination this weekend in Fulton with the Itawamba Players’ production of “Willy Wonka Jr.” Based on the classic 1971 musical film, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” this performance features a cast of over 60 kids bringing the music and joy […]

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From left to right, Snoopy (Phil Milner), Linus (Cadley Burns), Patty (Juwanna Johnson), Charlie Brown (Marshall Dickerson), Lucy (Becky Bishop) and Pig Pen (Bentley Burns) fret over their upcoming book report on Peter Rabbit in “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal BALDWYN – Marshall Dickerson may have graduated high school the year “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” was written, but he feels more than ever he relates to everyone’s favorite blockhead. “I was in a show last year where I had to play a real jerk,” Dickerson said, “so […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – A storybook ballet comes to life this weekend in Tupelo. The Civic Ballet, let by artistic director Jan Diijkwel, will present “Coppélia” in its entirety with over 60 dancers on stage at the Tupelo High School’s Performing Arts Center. The ballet tells the story of Doctor Coppélius […]

By Jake Coyle AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES – The long take of “Birdman” has stretched all the way to the Academy Awards, where the jazzy, surreal comedy about an actor fleeing his superhero past took Hollywood’s top honor in a ceremony punctuated by passionate pleas for equality. On a stormy night in Hollywood, the […]